Patagonia Stretch Planing Board Shorts

Swimsuit or everyday shorts.



Technical Details


100% recycled polyester


20 in.


flat-lying fly with ladderlock drawstring


1 side zippered


  • Great range-of-motion
  • Quick-drying
  • Well-designed drawstring


  • Could use a rear pocket
  • Expensive

Why We Like It

The Patagonia Stretch Planing Board Shorts do exactly what boardshorts should do: fit well, excellent range-of-movement, and won't fall apart after a couple of beach seasons. The grown-on waistband and flat-lying fly with a rubber button are a nice touch and easy to undo. A singular zippered side pocket it just big enough to carry any essentials you might need while in the water.

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